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Beaches & Coastlines

Each year, billions of pounds of trash and other pollutants enter the ocean. Some of the debris ends up on our beaches, washed in with the waves and tides. Waste then sink, eaten by animals that mistake it for food or accumulate in ocean gyres. Despite the economic benefits of tourism, beach managers have grown increasingly resistant to continued resort development due to lack of clear predictive insights and planning strategies. We brings informative insights to better manage coastal and land-based pollution for healthier beaches and coastlines.

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Reefs around the World

Coral reefs are exceptionally valuable; they provide food, livelihoods and economic opportunity to more than half a billion people in over 100 countries; their compounds are found in cancer and virus medicines and they host over a quarter of all known marine species. Studies estimate nearly all reefs will be at risk by 2050 unless action is taken now. We hope to bring more people to become aware and become stewards of our oceans by exploring new regions of abundant beauty and biodiversity.

WHY REEFS?

Reef Ranger

Dive into our Earth's oceanic worlds and experience fascinating marine animals from up close, like you have never done before. As a Reef Ranger, you will learn learn the skills and help to maintain the one of the most precious habitat we have that is completely underwater. We recommend to begin dedicating a few weeks with a fellow Reef Ranger partner location to get the most out of the volunteering experience but week-long visitors and single divers are invited to join the programs.

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Coral Lab

Coral reefs are exceptionally valuable; they provide food, livelihoods and economic opportunity to more than half a billion people in over 100 countries; they are also teeming with life, hosting a quarter of all known marine species. Nearly 200 million people depend on coral reefs to protect them from storm surges and waves. Increased acidification, pollution, fishing and other forms of coastal activities all impact our fuure of our coral reefs.

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Beaches & Coastlines

Each year, billions of pounds of trash and other pollutants enter the ocean. Some of the debris ends up on our beaches, washed in with the waves and tides. Waste then sink, eaten by animals that mistake it for food or accumulate in ocean gyres. Despite the economic benefits of tourism, beach managers have grown increasingly resistant to continued resort development due to lack of clear predictive insights and planning strategies. We brings informative insights to better manage coastal and land-based pollution for healthier beaches and coastlines.

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The Foundation

The Reef Support Foundation exists to increase impact in the communities and ecosystems where we work, while benefiting from the tools, technology and staff of Reef Support B.V. in order to supplement and implement charitable projects. At the Foundation, we focus on 3 activities: Citizen Science, Coral Labs, and Education. Our partners also host regular field trips with school children while also collaborating with fishers on job training and marine stewardship. To learn more, click on the link below.

the Foundation

Coral Lab

Coral reefs are exceptionally valuable; they provide food, livelihoods and economic opportunity to more than half a billion people in over 100 countries; they are also teeming with life, hosting a quarter of all known marine species. Nearly 200 million people depend on coral reefs to protect them from storm surges and waves. Increased acidification, pollution, fishing and other forms of coastal activities all impact our fuure of our coral reefs.

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Coral Labs

Reef Support works to restore dying reefs. Following a restoration model involving local dive sites and resorts, we are able to bring reefs back to life by growing climate change resilient corals and planting them into degraded reef sites. Coral Labs are built not just to grow baby coral fragments but to perform scientific research on how corals can be more resilient to rising sea temperatures.

By adopting coral fragments to be grown and out-planted into degraded reefs, you can help in the effort to preserve these endangered ecosystems for future generations.

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Beaches & Coastlines

Each year, billions of pounds of trash and other pollutants enter the ocean. Some of the debris ends up on our beaches, washed in with the waves and tides. Waste then sink, eaten by animals that mistake it for food or accumulate in ocean gyres. Despite the economic benefits of tourism, beach managers have grown increasingly resistant to continued resort development due to lack of clear predictive insights and planning strategies. We brings informative insights to better manage coastal and land-based pollution for healthier beaches and coastlines.

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Citizen Scientists



Do you have an expedition or monitoring mission that require citizen scientists? We understand that effective marine management and conservation programs can only happen if we have adequate knowledge of biological and ecological data of the area. However, obtaining such information is labor intensive and can be difficult to find the help needed.

Through our growing Reef Ranger network, we mobilize citizen scientists and trained SCUBA divers to assist in projects in marine research, monitoring and conservation activities.

Conservation Site Development

Give visitors and volunteers an unforgettable opportunity to connect with nature by planting a coral reef restoration site that they can dive or snorkel through. In 2021 we set up the first coral lab in Indonesia and since launched franchising model for setting up one of your own. Our team can help guide and customize your site to include reef-positive infrastructure, including documentation, equipment list, even fundraising, marketing and business plans that can help sustain your project in the long run.

Events & Hackathons

At Reef Support, our approach is bottom-up - by engaging the community first - through events like Hackathons and workshops. By educating a generation of people that share our mindset to develop solutions for the oceans, we are able to multiply impact and awareness. Contact us if you think Reef Support could be the perfect partner to host a new event or to learn about upcoming ones.

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Coral Lab

Coral reefs are exceptionally valuable; they provide food, livelihoods and economic opportunity to more than half a billion people in over 100 countries; they are also teeming with life, hosting a quarter of all known marine species. Nearly 200 million people depend on coral reefs to protect them from storm surges and waves. Increased acidification, pollution, fishing and other forms of coastal activities all impact our fuure of our coral reefs.

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